Apr 112019
 
Book Review: Before the Storm

Before the Storm by Christie Golden My rating: Christie Golden is here with another World of Warcraft novel. I have been a fan of her work since before she was hired by Blizzard, and I’ve read more than just her Warcraft themed novels. Before the Storm takes place before the events leading up to Battle for Azeroth. Brief Synopsis The Legion has just been defeated. While the Horde and Alliance honor their fallen, King Anduin Wrynn struggles not only with the loss of his father but also the weight of the crown. Similarly Sylvanas Windrunner must juggle her new role as Horde Warchief but does [… Click to Continue …]

Jan 282019
 
Book Review - The Straggler's Mask

The Straggler’s Mask by Juho PohjalainenMy rating: Link to the review on Goodreads. It’s been a while since I had the opportunity to review a First Reads book that I won from Goodreads. In fact this is perhaps my third book since creating my Goodreads account. Be that as it may, let’s get on with my book review of The Straggler’s Mask. Since this book is an ebook I had no idea how long it was; although I rarely check. The length of a book is hardly a factor as to whether or not I’ll read it (although it might be a factor as to [… Click to Continue …]

Oct 042018
 
Book Review: Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices Book 2)

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare My rating:  This is not going to be a lengthy review. Lord of Shadows is the middle book of a series and I want to avoid revealing too much detail both about this book, and its predecessor (Lady Midnight). I want to remind you that I am not one of those guys that reads a lot of romance novels. Granted this book hardly qualifies as a “romance” novel but it does have a few fanciful moments. The quick breakdown of the book is the conflict with the Unseelie King continues while the Shadowhunters also track down Malcolm Fade. Amidst [… Click to Continue …]

Nov 222017
 
Book Review: Isle of Dragons

Isle of Dragons by C. Greenwood My rating: (Click here to read on Goodreads.) This book is another solid start by C. Greenwood. She is beginning to remind me of other great fantasy authors like R. A. Salvatore and Robert Jordan. It didn’t occur to me until I finished this book is that the name of the main character is rarely mentioned. In fact it may have only happened twice, three times at most. I know its peculiar to mention that fact but you become so invested with the story and what will happen that the name of the main character becomes irrelevant. You know [… Click to Continue …]

Jun 012017
 
Book Review: Magic of Dimmingwood Trilogy

Thief’s Curse by C. Greenwood My rating:  (Read this review on Goodreads instead) All three books were gifted to me by the author and, while I wanted to write a review upon completion of each book, I decided to defer until the end. I did this for a couple of reasons. 1) I was enjoying the books so much I didn’t want to hesitate between each book. 2) All three books are very cohesive so writing individual reviews would begin to feel redundant. It feels more beneficial to write a review that encompasses the entire Magic of Dimmingwood trilogy. If you are familiar with the [… Click to Continue …]

Feb 042017
 
Book Review: Clash of Catalysts

Clash of Catalysts by C. Greenwood My rating:  (See this review on Goodreads.) The last two books of this series were hard to put down. There was action and uncertainty from beginning to end and, to be honest, it took me a little while to warm up to the characters. In fact, I didn’t really feel that emotional investment until book 3. I will warn you, there are spoilers ahead! I think Geveral remains my favorite character from the series, though Orrick did redeem himself, perhaps the author’s intention. The author surprised me as to Eydis’ fate; I was expecting something much different. When the villain, [… Click to Continue …]